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MEDIA ALERT: EPA Will Announce the Results of its Evaluation of Spot-on Tick-and-Flea Products for Dogs and Cats

Release Date: 03/16/2010
Contact Information: Dale Kemery (News Media Only) kemery.dale@epa.gov (202) 564-7839 (202) 564-4355


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 16, 2010

WASHINGTON – EPA will hold a press teleconference to announce its findings in the evaluation of spot-on products for dogs and cats.

Following reports of an increase in incidents involving spot-on tick-and-flea products for dogs and cats, EPA conducted an evaluation of the safety and efficacy of these spot-on products. This press teleconference will announce the results of that evaluation and the subsequent steps that EPA plans to take. Spot-on products are applied by squeezing the entire contents of a vial or tube directly to the skin between the animal’s shoulder blades or along the back.


WHAT: Press teleconference to explain EPA’s evaluation of spot-on tick-and-flea products for dogs and cats

WHO: Steve Owens, assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances

WHEN: Wednesday, March 17, 2010, 2 p.m. Eastern

HOW: To participate, please use the following dial-in numbers.

Call-in #: 866-528-5873.
Code: 62944442


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